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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Verizon, Sprint and AT&T Confirm They Will Carry 128GB iPad WiFi + Cellular




Verizon and AT&T have confirmed to MacRumors that they will both carry the 128GB iPad's cellular variant when it launches on February 5th. Earlier, Sprint confirmed to iMore that it will also be carrying the new device.

AT&T is particularly noteworthy because the carrier is offering $100 off tablets purchased with a 2-year data contract through February 14th.

Apple added support for a number of new LTE carriers in the iOS 6.1 update that was released yesterday, and presumably all those carriers -- as well as normal iPad sales channels -- will carry the new 128GB iPad on launch day.

Article Link: Verizon, Sprint and AT&T Confirm They Will Carry 128GB iPad WiFi + Cellular
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Verizon and AT&T have confirmed to MacRumors that they will both carry the 128GB iPad's cellular variant when it launches on February 5th. Earlier, Sprint confirmed to iMore that it will also be carrying the new device.
In other news, Rain is Wet!
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In other news, Rain is Wet!
In other news, Apple is milking those who are capacity hungry a couple of months before the iPad 5 drops.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:01 AM   #6
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In other news, Rain is Wet!
Yea seriously. Did anyone even question that.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:30 PM   #8
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Whoa, that's right around the corner! Here's hoping for a mini with retina...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:30 PM   #9
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
In some ways, yes, but the MBA doesn't have an integrated cellular radio option. So, the use-case is different in a few ways.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:56 PM   #10
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In some ways, yes, but the MBA doesn't have an integrated cellular radio option. So, the use-case is different in a few ways.
Exactly as Apple has planned...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:31 PM   #11
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
Yep, iPad wifi/3g 128GB

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Refurbished 2012 MacBook Air 128GB

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:45 PM   #12
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
Except that the MBA doesnt have 3G/4G, so you should be comparing it to the $799 wifi only version...

(which is still too expensive for an iPad)
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:51 PM   #13
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Except that the MBA doesnt have 3G/4G, so you should be comparing it to the $799 wifi only version...

(which is still too expensive for an iPad)
mabey for u, but for me I would choose a 128gb iPad over a 128gb Microsoft surface. If money is an issue u have 3 other choices.
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mabey for u, but for me I would choose a 128gb iPad over a 128gb Microsoft surface. If money is an issue u have 3 other choices.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I never said that anything by Microsoft was an option I would live my life writing on paper by candlelight before I used anything that runs any form of Windows. I gave them more than enough opportunities over the last 15 years. Never again my friend.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:12 PM   #15
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
All depends on what you're doing. They're 2 entirely different devices running different OS' and software.

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Apples response to the APPL stock collapse is releasing a 128GB iPad? How about work on iOS 7...
Wat? You think they aren't working on iOS 7 yet? You obviously haven't been around long. iOS 7 will be announced at WWDC with release sometime in the fall. They've been working on it since before iOS 6 was released.
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at $929 for the wifi/3g, a MBA is far more appealing and useful investment
Indeed... Only $70 more
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I wonder if AT$T reneg's on their offer due to them not knowing about the new model.
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Continual surprise updates like this will cause buyers to freeze and wait out of fear of buying something outdated. I'm getting sick of it. New products and even incremental updates from apple used to have much more punch.

128 gb is now going to be old hat for the iPad 5. They'd better have some even better ideas up their sleeve if they expect anyone to blink at it
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Continual surprise updates like this will cause buyers to freeze and wait out of fear of buying something outdated. I'm getting sick of it. New products and even incremental updates from apple used to have much more punch.

128 gb is now going to be old hat for the iPad 5. They'd better have some even better ideas up their sleeve if they expect anyone to blink at it
Agreed. No more new products. Let's hear it for the G5 Powerbook.

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Hard-hitting news!
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Any reason to think they wouldn't? Any reason at all?
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128GB for an iOS device? I figured with the progression of iTunes Match and iCloud services, the need for high capacity storage would be going in the opposite direction.

With that much space, can they please figure out an easier way to transfer iPhone video to an iPad?
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128GB for an iOS device? I figured with the progression of iTunes Match and iCloud services, the need for high capacity storage would be going in the opposite direction.
Not until cell companies stop charging extortionist rates for data. Until then, local storage will be king.

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"The MacBook Air is very tempting, but it would be really nice if there was something in the same price range that didn't have a keyboard or any sort of external expansion ports, had a very low-power GPU, and only let me use one app at a time."

I never understood the penchant for comparing an iPad or any tablet to a full computer. Yes, the Macbook Air has a keyboard and ports and is more capable. But on the other hand, most people don't stand up, holding a Macbook Air in one hand and typing on the keyboard with the other. Not very practicable.

Apples and oranges.
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